As well as helping CADAS to advise and support people going through difficult times, our volunteers say that they enjoy being part of a vibrant and supportive team. As well as this, they have the opportunity to participate in training, learn new skills and gain work experience.
Our volunteer Daz first came to CADAS as a client over three years ago. After going through recovery himself, Daz wanted to help others in similar situations. Having attended group recovery sessions with experienced Recovery Coach Rich, Daz said: ‘I loved how he spoke and connected with others among the group and it made me feel that I wanted to do the same. I want to give back and CADAS are the best at what they do.’
Since then, Daz has completed his Understanding and Working with Addictive Behaviours training and passed his probationary period, meaning he is now a fully trained Recovery Coach. Daz was also delighted when he was offered the opportunity to join the CADAS staff team on a part-time basis, working in our Barrow centre. He still volunteers each week, including most recently training as a Wellbeing Walk Leader.
Reflecting on his achievements, Daz said: ‘I’m finally where I wanted to be in life and I wouldn’t be there without CADAS.’
We are always looking for new volunteers and trustees to join our team. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website to see our volunteer vacancies: https://cadas.co.uk/volunteers/
For more information or an informal chat about becoming a trustee, please email LouiseM@cadas.co.uk
For other volunteer vacancies, please contact LoisS@cadas.co.uk